Apoka steps down from MIBR

The 36-year-old plans to pursue streaming and content creation upon returning to Brazil.

Brazilian veteran and legend Alessandro "⁠Apoka⁠" Marcucci announced on Friday that he has stepped down from his head coach position at MIBR, citing the desire to stay in Brazil near his family as his primary motivation for the move after six years of living abroad and traveling to other countries.

Apoka joined MIBR in January 2021 after the organization picked up the ex-BOOM quartet. The move to the new organization followed in the wake of João "⁠felps⁠" Vasconcellos' departure to GODSENT, a roster change that the new-look MIBR struggled to recover from in the following year.

Apoka will step down from coaching and focus on content creation

Under BOOM, Apoka was behind the team as they won nine titles in a row in South American tournaments in 2020. However, MIBR have failed to find the same success, with their only tournament win since the move to the organization coming in ESEA Advanced North America Season 39 in December.

Apoka was also one of the coaches implicated in the coaching bug scandal in 2020, receiving a reduced 5.4 month ban from competitions by the Esports Integrity Commission (ESIC) after he cooperated with the investigation, all the while claiming innocence. He was subsequently permanently banned from all Valve Majors in January 2021 despite his ban by ESIC having elapsed.

The 36-year-old leaves a lasting legacy in Counter-Strike, having been a staple name in the Brazilian scene for over 20 years, even after taking an extended break before his return in 2016. He has occupied various roles during his time on teams, including being a manager and coach in both 1.6 and CS:GO.

During the online era, he took to streaming alongside his coaching duties, something which he will now look to pursue full-time following his departure from MIBR.

MIBR currently have:

Brazil Marcelo "⁠chelo⁠" Cespedes
Brazil Raphael "⁠exit⁠" Lacerda
Brazil Matheus "⁠Tuurtle⁠" Anhaia
Brazil Adriano "⁠WOOD7⁠" Cerato
Brazil Jhonatan "⁠JOTA⁠" Willian

Brazil Renato "⁠nak⁠" Nakano (strategic coach)

Brazil Ricardo "⁠boltz⁠" Prass (benched, playing for Last Dance)
Brazil Bruno "⁠shz⁠" Martinelli (benched)
Brazil Gustavo "⁠yel⁠" Knittel (benched)

Brazil Gustavo 'yel' Knittel
Gustavo 'yel' Knittel
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
927
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.63
Brazil João 'felps' Vasconcellos
João 'felps' Vasconcellos
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
984
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.70
Brazil Jhonatan 'JOTA' Willian
Jhonatan 'JOTA' Willian
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
313
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.64
Brazil Marcelo 'chelo' Cespedes
Marcelo 'chelo' Cespedes
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
810
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.66
Brazil Renato 'nak' Nakano
Renato 'nak' Nakano
Age:
34
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.92
Maps played:
514
KPR:
0.61
DPR:
0.66
Brazil Raphael 'exit' Lacerda
Raphael 'exit' Lacerda
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
622
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.62
Brazil Adriano 'WOOD7' Cerato
Adriano 'WOOD7' Cerato
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
465
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.64
Brazil Alessandro 'Apoka' Marcucci
Alessandro 'Apoka' Marcucci
Age:
36
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.00
Maps played:
0
KPR:
0.00
DPR:
0.00
Brazil Ricardo 'boltz' Prass
Ricardo 'boltz' Prass
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1220
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.64
Brazil Matheus 'Tuurtle' Anhaia
Matheus 'Tuurtle' Anhaia
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
633
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.68
Brazil Bruno 'shz' Martinelli
Bruno 'shz' Martinelli
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
785
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.65
sad
2022-01-21 20:29
4 replies
#5
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Argentina JulieN19K
Bro I thought you were dead
2022-01-21 20:30
2 replies
QUICA APOCÃO QUICA
2022-01-21 21:53
1 reply
#68
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Argentina JulieN19K
Try again
2022-01-22 02:35
SAD!
2022-01-21 21:03
#3
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United States R700
I cri everytime
2022-01-21 20:29
POG
2022-01-21 20:30
#7
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Finland AliSabid
rip
2022-01-21 20:30
#8
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Somalia goner
Sad
2022-01-21 20:30
#9
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Brazil rauni90001
It's kind of late, but will definitely check his streams, love his spirit. Reminds me of Jason Lake.
2022-01-21 20:30
1 reply
#46
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Brazil !nStinct
+11
2022-01-21 21:10
poka poka
2022-01-21 20:32
#11
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Brazil largadooo
jump apokão
2022-01-21 20:32
GL APOKA. <3
2022-01-21 20:32
Kika apokão
2022-01-21 20:33
legend
2022-01-21 20:33
the legend of cs brazilian
2022-01-21 20:33
Apoka it's a great person, great spirit!
2022-01-21 20:33
Btw he has a nice Twitch channel "ale_apoka" with a news about CS:GO, F1 and soccer every morning. He is a very nice human being and likes the BR CS:GO scene a lot. I will support him in the way I can
2022-01-21 20:34
8 replies
soccer KEKW
2022-01-21 20:39
NT apoka i wont follow ur twitch GL
2022-01-21 21:07
5 replies
kkkkkkkkk ok :')
2022-01-21 21:33
#56
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Brazil 00Nation
Seychelles flag wtf
2022-01-21 21:57
3 replies
Its so beautiful
2022-01-21 21:57
2 replies
#58
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Brazil 00Nation
i saw they also added kosovo, how many new flags do we have ?
2022-01-21 21:57
1 reply
Its way too much like i wanna try all of them just go and check it out
2022-01-21 21:59
rly man,soccer????
2022-01-21 21:51
#19
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Germany vmbk0410
I already talked to him once in the starladder major, a great person, I always understood why the Brazilian community respects him so much, for what he did for their scene, 20 years of love for the game POG
2022-01-21 20:36
1 reply
#67
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United States jerr1
What a nice experience!! Apoka POG, Indeed he did so mutch for the brazilian scene, love and respect for him.
2022-01-22 02:20
Is he toilet cleaner
2022-01-21 20:41
2 replies
#28
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United States ilkym00th
italian
2022-01-21 20:48
He isn’t polish
2022-01-22 00:28
god apokão
2022-01-21 20:43
f Apoka
2022-01-21 20:43
one of the best <3
2022-01-21 20:45
#27
fnx | 
Brazil lcz_tv
Love u so mutch Ale, good thinks for u!!!
2022-01-21 20:48
F Alessandro
2022-01-21 20:49
the legend APOKA <3
2022-01-21 20:50
GL on this next step, Apoka. We love you
2022-01-21 20:50
When MIBR steps down from MIBR. MIBR is so a disgrace to MIBR. Context: The Fallen, taco Cold era was a horror in the end. Since then played tournaments cuz they are partners but were bad
2022-01-21 20:52
#35
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Ukraine Slavv_Boss
Wtf 3 ppl benched?
2022-01-21 20:59
3 replies
Boltz asked to leave Shz and Yel are on the bench waiting for the contract to expire i think
2022-01-21 21:04
2 replies
#37
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Ukraine Slavv_Boss
Lmao When do the contracts end? Do u know
2022-01-21 21:01
1 reply
I don't know
2022-01-21 21:04
more like a step up
2022-01-21 21:03
Brazilian tarik
2022-01-21 21:06
Jump big apoka
2022-01-21 21:06
#44
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Sweden PikkaPukki
Wasn't he perma banned for abusing spectatorbug?
2022-01-21 21:09
f apoka
2022-01-21 21:09
#47
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Brazil joaovansan
God Apoka, 1.6 best championship organizer !!!!!!!!!!!!! GoodLuck Apokones.
2022-01-21 21:12
#48
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Brazil MimAcher
Bad coach
2022-01-21 21:13
#49
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Chile 1cristiaan
whi cars
2022-01-21 21:17
#50
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Brazil Far1aa
Apokão GOD, unlucky for MIBR and lucky for me that I'll be able to watch his lives
2022-01-21 21:20
damn thats sad :( jk i mean who
2022-01-21 21:27
4 replies
POKA POKA
2022-01-22 00:35
3 replies
??? actual content
2022-01-22 12:30
2 replies
Brazilian veteran and legend Alessandro "⁠Apoka⁠" Marcucci announced on Friday that he has stepped down from his head coach position at MIBR, citing the desire to stay in Brazil near his family as his primary motivation for the move after six years of living abroad and traveling to other countries.
2022-01-22 12:46
1 reply
cool story bro
2022-01-22 12:52
#53
mch | 
Brazil uezu
time to rest,legend S2
2022-01-21 21:43
WHO?
2022-01-21 22:19
#61
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Brazil oldStar
Im happy because he will not waste his talent in this shit org !
2022-01-21 23:37
expected from made in bathroom
2022-01-21 23:39
#63
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Brazil guelzy1
gg legend.
2022-01-22 00:11
gl apokão
2022-01-22 00:18
#69
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Brazil Motoca8000
I hope he streams more, i love what the million show with him
2022-01-22 03:03
#72
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Brazil omigodi
i love apoka
2022-01-22 12:49
Foderam nossa tag! É essa a realidade! Mibr tinha que ficar dormindo, com suas histórias de conquistas, agora, deixam um legado de fracassos e incertezas. Segue o baile!
2022-01-23 06:05
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